Marquess of Utopia
I don't know how you did it. I hate treadmills; I refuse to run on them.
When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, then you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
That was the first time I've run on the treadmill since January. I just finished a full body workout at the gym and figured what the heck. The crazy thing is, it wasn't even that difficult considering how tough some of my actual past races have been... I'd say it ranked an 8 out of 10 on the RPE scale.
As far as racing goes, I think my first upcoming race is going to be the 2 miler that I've been preparing for since the last one in April. It's on a really hilly course and I'm hoping to go under 12 minutes this time around.
"You NEED to do this" - Shara
You can run 33:45 for 10K (5:26/mile) and are only shooting for a sub 12:00 2-Mile? McMillan gives ~10:00 as an equivilant 2-Mile time and even on a hilly course it seems like a sub 11:00 should be well within your capabilities.
Future running partner.
A Saucy Wench
This maybe off the topic but I have one important suggestion, and you may already be doing this. Run downhill strides. Since you have a hilly 2 mile race coming up, I would focus on just trying to maintain effort and not pace on the uphill. When you run your down hill strides run them a little faster than your expected 2 mile race pace. Try to run relaxed, with the breaks off and keep your forward lean enough so your body is roughly perpendicular to the hill. Run these on a fairly gradual hill that you feel comftorble with. With some practice you will be able to really fly on the downhills without any extra effort and make up for lost time from the uphills.
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
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